Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,265 Ratings
Lindemans KriekLindemans Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Kriek Foudroyante

Added by Quaffer on 07-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,265
Reviews:
532
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
176
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,265 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours ruby red with a dense creamy frothy pink foam head. Smells like cherry juice, oak, funky hay, tart cherries, green apple, with earthy herbal hops. Tastes like sweet and tart cherries, green apple, oak, funky hay, with earthy herbal hops. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice kriek.

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Photo of muswellbeerbelly
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KStark
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SerpentX
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Lambic beer I have tried. Very, very sweet tasting with strong cherry taste, in fact, the cherry taste almost dominates the whole beer. Good carbonation and has a sticky (sugary?) feel with a clean finish and no hops taste whatsoever. Almost felt like drinking a carbonated cherry drink-- but it was refreshing indeed. Judging from the feel I'm just not sure if what I drank was a beer or not.

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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of adip
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Sweeter than I hoped but a touch sour at least. The cherryness really screams at you. If only it weren't so sweet. Hmm, certainly not one of the best krieks out there.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRed10
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mooseo
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark pink color. Clear and effervescent at first. Frothy pink head dissipates leaving lots of lacing and a residual head.

Smell is rather subdued with some sweet cherry notes. No tart comes through.

Taste is very tart, ripe, sweet cherry up front. While not overly tart, this is the most tart of the Lindeman's lambics. The tartness is so tantalizing it leaves you wanting more. Still though, its quite a nice beer.

Feel is light and crisp with medium carbonation.

Overall a really nice Kriek. I wish more of that tart cherry character came through in the nose and flavor. But, its still a well crafted beer.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sour cherry smell and taste. Carbonation makes it like a sour cherry wine.

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Photo of dcotom
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful deep ruby color with a thick white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aromas of tart cherries and yeast funk carry over to the palate. Not terribly sweet, nicely tart, clean finish. An enjoyable quaff from a world-class brewer.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattChiasson
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the bottle, poured a ruby red, clear, with a rose coloured persistent head. I got notes of of sour cherry, red liquorice (nibs), orange, and a subtle hint of spicy/mulled wine. Great carbonation, refreshing and palate cleansing. Would be great with dessert or as a palate cleanser between courses or with assorted canapés.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,265 ratings.
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